Evers vetoes Republican-drawn redistricting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has followed through on his promise to veto the Republican-drawn redistricting plans, calling the maps “gerrymandering 2.0.”

The maps are largely based on maps drawn a decade ago by Republicans in the Legislature.

Evers, who is up for reelection next year, had said he would not sign the bills which only strengthen GOP majorities under maps that Republicans enacted a decade ago. There are lawsuits pending in both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and federal court.

Now that Evers has vetoed the maps, attention will turn to the courts where the maps for the next decade ultimately will be determined. Evers vetoed the bills on Thursday.

Evers supports maps drawn by the People’s Maps Commission, which he says are nonpartisan.

Evers issued a video message. You can watch it here.

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